Indian Wells 2014: Radwanska beats Jankovic to reach semis

Indian Wells 2014: Agnieszka Radwanska books her spot in the semi-finals after beating Serbia's Jelena Jankovic

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Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska Photo: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Agnieszka Radwanska booked her spot in the semi-finals in Indian Wells after battling past Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic.

The second seed fought to a two-and-a-half hour 7-5 2-6 6-4 victory over Jankovic to secure her place in the last four.

“I should have finished it a little bit earlier in the third set, but she was really fighting until the last point,” said Radwanska.

“I think I was just better in a couple of points today. I’m happy I could win this one.”

Poland’s Radwanska will now face Romania’s Simona Halep for a place in the final after she eased to a 6-2 6-2 win over Australian qualifier Casey Dellacqua.

Her victory means that Halep will break into the top five of the women’s rankings when they are released on Monday, making her the first Romanian woman to do so.

“It means a lot,” said Halep. “I’m now the best Romanian in history for rankings – but my goal is to win a Grand Slam, and then maybe I’ll be the best, because Virginia [Ruzici] won the French Open.”

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